Tim Nguyen is currently a Research Fellow at the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit as well as a Research Fellow of Nonprofit Management at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
His research areas include: management education, business ethics, corporate strategy, strategic management of nonprofit organizations, and ESG investing.
Tim Nguyen joined Middlebury College as Professor and Academic Director of Business & Entrepreneurship in an official capacity in January 2019 from Brown University where he held the title of the Amhowitz Faculty Fellow in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations. Affiliated with Brown University beginning in 2007, he taught in the Economics Department, the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, the Executive Master of Science & Technology, and the Brown | IE Executive MBA program. He also held the academic title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance and Recruitment and Program Officer of the Master of Science in Finance at the University at Buffalo School of Management. He has two co-published articles—one on healthcare entrepreneurship and another on investment risks.
Professionally and away from the academy, he has had a long and distinguished career on Wall Street and has more than 25 years of experience in finance and executive management. He has held multiple board seats on various for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. In 2016, he served as the Chief Investment Officer of the State of Rhode Island where he managed more than $16 billion in total assets. Prior to joining this public fund, he worked at two other large not-for-profit institutions—The University of Connecticut and Texas Treasury. He currently holds multiple graduate degrees from Brown, Columbia, Yale, and Northwestern universities.